Well it’s been around for a bit now and I wanted to chime in with my view on it. Take it or leave, that’s up to you.
Like many, I too have had this happen to me several times and I’ve shared some of my stories with some of you.
What I believe this #metoo is really about is sharing our stories.
This isn’t about taking the high road or forgiveness, it’s not about digging up old wounds.
This is about sharing your story with the world. Not to bring anyone down, not to brag, or hurt anyone else, this is about showing others that they are not alone.
With most things that hurt us and or seem confusing, we always think we are alone. When we are alone we can believe that this pain we are feeling may even be our fault and sometimes that notion is planted in our minds. Certainty the media can portray it that way.
There have been many times, I can recall, where I thought I was alone, no one else knew my secrets, they didn’t know my pain. I was in so much pain that I just wanted it all to end and yes even to the point where I didn’t want to live anymore.
I know I am not the only one either who has ever felt this way but it has taken me a very long time to get to this point, just to be able to share it.
When someone shares their story, they are being brave, they are shining the light onto their pain to heal it and it’s within that light that someone else who is struggling can hopefully see that they are not alone.
*Originally written October 23 2017